Chet Faker had a surprisingly early set with a few who were keen to see the beautiful bearded man missing the set, unknowing of the 8:30 start. The sound quality at Metro City was perfect for the soft and gentle projected sounds, as they played the Thinking in Textures EP in its entirety. The sensuous themes, and quiet mysterious nature of Chet Faker’s, Nick Murphy was stunning as the vocals slithered around through the subdued crowd. All eyes were glued to the stage with highlights coming from Cigarettes and Chocolate,I’m Into You and the cover of Blackstreet & Dr. Dre’s No Diggity.
The introduction of Flume’s set was fit for the for the current favourite son of electronic music, as Harley Streten walked onstage to play some tribal jungle beats with his drum sticks and drum machine. The sounds, reminiscent of Phil Collins drum solos lasted for a fairly long time until a final loop landed on the zoned out, More Than You Thought.
The What So Not Remix (Flume’s side project with Emoh Instead) of Major Lazer’s, Get Free was a highlight of the night. The quintessential What So Not “wacked out” drops were a sure hit, bolstering the crowd’s atmosphere, which had been relatively subdued up until that point.
Other tracks that elicited the same response were Sleepless, Holding On and On Top.
The fact that he has the ability to create greatly received tracks means that he has the talent but just needs to take some time to make his set more personalised. It was blatantly obvious that Flume’s performance was anything but live, apart from his small chit chat with the audience and occasional drumbeats. It’s more disappointing that a person as talented as Flume cannot provide the audience with a performance which is truly live, when it’s obvious that his skills are so limitless.
A huge noise of elevated squeals rose from the crowd and as I looked to the back of the stage, Murphy had come back on stage. After a live rendition of Left Alone, the awkward Murphy (perhaps due to the absence of his keyboard) and Harley spoke about the recent collaboration. All in the crowd got a special taste of a new track, made up of Chet Faker’s vocals poking through Flume’s laid back building beats. I have a strong feeling it will be a chart favourite once it does get officially released over the radio waves.
As Flume walked off stage cheers and female screams resonated around the room. Quickly enough he strolled back on stage for his encore to unleash the HyperParadise remix. Samples of this song had been teased and trickled previously though his set, so all that suspense was finally fulfilled. The clapping samples in the introduction of the song upped the ante and brought the night to a clear peak.
Although some moments in the set were disappointing, the greatest part of the night was being able to see how much both artists have developed particularly over the past couple of years. Both of these artists have come across great success as a result of hard work and genuine interest and love for what they do. In the future I just hope that Flume maintains his original thirst for creating quality tunes and refocuses to give a little bit more back to those fans who have put him there.
By Tanya Bunter
Yes I am going to Tame Impala tonight, at my favourite venue in Perth and yes I am so so so excited about it.
There is a lot of potential for me to explode in to a psychedelic cosmic mess everywhere, but hey, totally worth it anyway
I also have a spare ticket so message me via facebook if you would like it.
This Allday kid is adorable to listen too. Got his album to review today and loving it so far.
//L A P A L U X (Brainfeeder/UK) *live*
+ James I. X Leon O *live*
+ Mei Saraswati *live*
+ Oni Ca$h
+ Cranioid *live*
+ Ben T
when you buy a bunch of individually wrapped things that are meant to be eaten at a steady pace and then you eat all of them and are surrounded by candy wrappers and the remnants of your dignity
if you think i’m ugly now you should have seen me in 2009
AHAHAHAH ironic that I was looking at the my year Year 11 photo just yesterday. To say the least I ripped it up.
U.G.L.Y YOU AIN’T GOT NO ALIBI. YOU UGLY!
I enjoy that I am now so busy that I have to have a diary so that I don’t forget things, it’s fulfilling to know that I have to check my diary so that things don’t “clash” ahha
Another great day at RTRfm, I got to meet Jay and Kevin from Tame Impala, I feel so lucky to working at all these great places where I can get to meet such inspirational people!
- E. E. Cummings